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Cocktail

Release Date: July 29th, 1988

R|1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) wants a high-paying marketing job, but needs a business degree first. Working as a bartender to pay for college, Flanagan is mentored by his veteran boss, Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown). Together, their showy tricks and charisma command large crowds and tip payments -- until Flanagan and the cynical Coughlin have a falling out. Flanagan moves to Jamaica to raise enough money to open his own bar, where he falls in love with artist Jordan Mooney (Elisabeth Shue).

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Genres: Romance

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

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  • This one could bring back Prohibition.

  • Tom Cruise does with bartending pretty much what he did with a pool cue in "The Color of Money." In other words, he shows skill at a con game while being less successful with the woman in his life. [29 Jul 1988, p.A]

  • The more you think about what really happens in Cocktail, the more you realize how empty and fabricated it really is. show more

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